So. I suppose I owe you folks an explanation. It goes a little like this:
1. I got hacked.
2. So I pulled the blog from the internet.
3. To get everything back up and running again, I had to reinstall the blog script and customise it all over again.
4. I went on holiday.
Point 4 isn't actually related, but it does explain why it took me so long to post :D
So, now I'm back and can have my blog fix again (going cold turkey is hard ;_;), there are a few things I'd like to point out:
- I am now running on a new version of the blog script and it looks like it has a few more bells and whistles and bells than before
- I think I've got everything looking and working ok, but I'm not entirely sure (see above). If you see something that looks off or doesn't work right, please let me know and I'll try to fix it.
AND NOW, because I'm back, I can post about all my wonderful adventures that I've been having in the mean time :D
Adventure #1: BATH
I took Mariya to Bath so we could be proper tourists for the day. We also met Steve and Heather there and had some French sandwiches :D
Among the touristy things we saw:
1. ROMAN BATHS
2. FASHION MUSEUM ABOUT FASHION
3. NON-ROMAN BATHS
Here. I'd never been to a spa before, but now I can happily say that I am a convert. Scented steam rooms are officially the best thing ever! I've tried to recreate the experience at home, but sadly, drinking mint tea while in the bath doesn't quite cut it.
4. SITTING IN DIDCOT PARKWAY STATION FOR AN HOUR
So much to see and do! Including a departure board and a ticket booth and a toilet and a Spar!
Adventure #2: LONDON
I went on a jolly to London with Susan and Emma and the three of us went up the monument near the Bank of England.
A large phallic object in the heart of my capital city? Why yes!
The views from the top were pretty cool (even if the stairs are murder on the old calves and feet).
Then we toddled along and had a look in the church of St Magnus the Martyr which used to stand right at the entrance to London Bridge. It's not beside the bridge any more because they knocked the bridge down and built a new bridge a few feet further upstream (crazy victorians). So we had lots of fun standing next to the church and saying: LOOK! I AM STANDING ON OLD LONDON BRIDGE EXACTLY WHERE IT USED TO BE. (Yeah, we're hardcore like that.)
Adventure #3: WEST SUSSEX
I went there for a week with my parents. It was nice in a quiet, walking in the countryside and enjoying the wonderful sunshine kind of a way.
The village we stayed in was very pretty and overflowing with flowers.
Things I did on holiday:
1. Saw some Roman mosaics (my parents love them some Romans like you wouldn't believe)
2. Walked up a lot of hills
3. Had a fun conversation with my Dad, in which he proposed that Elizabeth I was actually a man and that
she he kept his country in line through the use of some tactical buggery.
Dad: Listen! I can do an impression of Elizabeth I! Sir Francis Drake, get over there, I'm going to bum you.
I love my Dad.
4. Importantly. I played some serious Phoenix Wright. I've just finished Justice for All and I can't get enough of those crazy lawyers. It is so much fun. The last episode, in particular, was brilliant. I cackled so loudly that my parents asked me if I was ok. Matt Engarde, you are hilarious.